This post goes out to the Adult Students on this site, especially the beginners, and those who are trying to instruct themselves. Basically, I have taught children for years, and therefore, my teaching style has developed alot of childish nuances, such as cute nicknames (Kreisler Highway, Suzuki Jail, etc.)
However, in this town where I now live, I have zero young students. The handful of students I have are 60+! There seems to be many retirees here! So, I have a couple questions for you adult learners out there:
Can you name your pet peeves of things teachers do
Can you name what the BEST thing a teacher could do for you as an adult, and just share with me what makes lessons more fulfilling for you.
And finally, for those of you who are instructing yourselves, I'd like to know what resources you are drawing from, such as this website, your favorite method book, etc. And if you could tell me what the main reasons are that you are not studying with a teacher? I'd love to be able to work out these kinks and attract more adults to my studio....I just need to supplement my teaching technique a bit.
Much Obliged, --Lora
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